Syngenta corn seed receives approval in Argentina
by Eric Schroeder
BASEL, SWITZERLAND — Syngenta said the Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina has approved Syngenta’s triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 for cultivation in that country beginning with the 2012-13 season. Brazil already has introduced the triple corn stack, which combines herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.
“The approval of our triple stack corn seed confirms our leading offer for insect control in Argentina,” said John Atkins, chief operating officer for Syngenta. “It adds to the array of technology we are now bringing to corn growers as an integrated offer, including market leading seed care and crop protection. Triple stack corn will be just one component contributing to the significant sales growth and market share gains that we expect to achieve in coming years.”
According to Syngenta, the MIR162 trait (Agrisure Viptera) offers “outstanding” control of fall army worm, sugarcane borer and corn earworm, the main insect threats to corn in Argentina.